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Green-Roofed House in Sikamino Rises From the Greek Landscape

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 13, 2013 @ 5:51 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Roof | No Comments

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Located on an elongated field surrounded by olive [1] trees, the House in Sikamino is 195 feet long. The elongated home is set beneath a rhomboid roof, and half of its interiors are located underground. A living space is set in the home’s center, while bedrooms occupy the building’s pointy edges. [2]

The home is made from cool reinforced concrete that is left exposed on the roofs and walls. Blinds, metallic shutters, and the home’s underground design protect the interior from the sun, and a rolling green roof mimics the nearby Euboea [3]mountains.

This residence was nominated for the 2013 Mies Van Der Rohe Award [4].

+ Tense Architecture Network [5]

Via Ignant [6]

Photos by Tense Architecture Network [5]

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[1] olive: http://inhabitat.com/cheap-cardboard-packaging-protects-one-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-olive-oils/

[2] pointy edges.: http://inhabitat.com/londons-geothermal-sharp-tourist-information-point-recycles-rainwater/

[3] Euboea : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euboea

[4] Mies Van Der Rohe Award: http://www.miesbcn.com/en/award.html

[5] + Tense Architecture Network: http://www.tensearchitecture.net/preview/

[6] Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/03/21/HOUSE-IN-SIKAMINO/

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